In Advanced Computational Thinking and Coding class, graduate students continue to develop their ability to create with computer programming languages and computational agency. K-12 Teachers complete hands-on activities with Arduino’s that translate computational thinking skills to real world actions.
As part of Ethics in the Information Age course, Technology Integration graduate students develop school policy or curriculum materials to improve the integration of ethics into student’s digital use practices. Maia Skarphol and Megan Johnson recently published a webpage page titled “How Cognitive Surplus Can Elevate the Classroom“. They shared it with their district art supervisor who responded by asking them to do a presentation to the middle school and high school art teachers during their Professional Learning Community endeavors. Skarphol & Johnson also discussed a mural project that will involve all of Fargo Public Schools’ art teachers.
Additionally, they will help work on a collaborative project at Madison Elementary School with their MSUM Art Ed professor. This project is a civic collaboration project that involves Madison’s students, parents, community members, local artists, and the Legacy Children’s Foundation.
Congrats to these two scholars for all their achievements! Check out the following links to learn more about their work!
This summer generated numerous exciting research projects to be launched this fall in classrooms around the region. As part of that process, several students have offered to share their literature reviews with our community. Here is a really helpful overview of the literature around the effects of purposeful vocabulary instruction by Kelsey Raasch.
Here is some excellent news for a Thursday afternoon: Congratulations to Dr. Anderson and the entire SciGirls team!
A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project in which St. Kate’s Dr. Siri Anderson serves as a Co-Principal Investigator just received another honor! This award comes on the heels of a Regional Emmy awarded to TPT for the documentary SciGirls Stories: Real Women, Real Jobs produced as part of the NSF-funded project.
The $1.5 million project, SciGirls Strategies: Gender Equitable Teaching Practices in Career and Technical Education Pathways for High School Girls, led by Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), won a Facilitator’s Choice Award this year for its video at an NSF Showcase event.
Check out the showcase video here!
Congratulations to Antonio Kuklok ’16, recipient of the Sister Ann Harvey Action Research Award! His research paper focused on the impacts family dynamics and family resources have on student achievement and self-advocacy. Check out his work here:
The Sister Ann Harvey Award was created to honor the work of Sister Ann Harvey, CSJ by recognizing educators and education students who engage in outstanding action research projects.
Sister Ann Harvey came to St. Catherine in 1926 and was a professor of education at St. Catherine’s. She received her master’s degree in early childhood education from Columbia University. In 1955, Sister Ann traveled to Italy to study the Montessori method with Dr. Maria Montessori and her expertise in the area of early childhood education was widely known and respected. Sister Ann also worked closely with the Minnesota Department of Education to help the State develop criteria for early childhood licensure.
Sister Ann died in 1980 but her ideals of loving care for children and excellence in teaching remain the ideals of the St. Catherine University Education Department, our early childhood center and our Montessori teacher preparation program.